Posted on: 5 May 2013

Bishop's College, near Calcutta - 1822

Coloured aquatint of Bishop's College near Calcutta by an anonymous printmaker published in London in 1822 by R. Ackermann for the Missionary Establishment of the Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign parts. Bishop's College was established in the early 1820s at Sibpur by the first Bishop of Calcutta, Thomas Middleton, as part of a scheme for a theological college along the lines of that at Cambridge. It contained a chapel, houses, library and lecture rooms.

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Poet Michael Madhusudan Dutta also studied here.In the later part of 19th. cent. Bishop's College shifted to Calcutta, and the campus was handed over to Bengal Engineering College.

Excellent, The gothic structures copied by Daniels' that are exhibited at Victoria memorial hall, The structures of the buildings are in bad shape after maintenance by the ignorant engineers.